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in syria continues today. at least 40 people were killed in the town of aleppo. this is not the first time this hospital has been shut. earlier this year an artillery shell hit a maternity ward. >>> secretary clinton and president obama and mahmoud morsi brokeringed a cease-fire. no sirens, have you heard any? >> reporter: no, that's right, alex, all quiet, no sirens here. there were a couple earlier in the day in the south. they turned out to be false alarms. the cease-fire went into effect 9:00 last night local time, which is about 18 hours ago. so it's a hopeful sign. of course, it's early days yet. when the cease-fire was announced yesterday, the palestinians in gaza were ecstatic. there was celebration, thousands of people in the streets firing guns into the air for celebration. in tel aviv last night and today, there's no sense here that anything to celebrate, more skepticism about the cease-fire. they believe the cease-fire will be recognized as an enforce. he also said he doesn't believe in past experience that it will be very long-term. that's the issue here. how long will it last
priorities on the foreign front, ongoing instability in syria and concerns about iran's nuclear program. also creating new paths to citizenship with a renewed push for immigration reform and negotiating with the gop as america nears the edge of its fiscal cliff. one of the most pressing is a house keeping issue. restocking his cabinet. questions now are who's staying, who's going. nbc's kristen we will kerr is live for us at the white house with more on this. kristen, a lot of talk has been bouncing around over who the potential people are that might be leaving and who might be coming in. what do we know definitively about who is on the fence? >> hey, good morning, thomas. just to be clear, i don't think president obama has made any definitive decisions, but there have been a lot of rumblings, about who's staying and who's going. this is customary when a president wins a second term. we saw this under bush and under clinton. let's talk about the top names of who might be leaving, and let's start out with secretary of state hillary clinton. she has made no secret of the fact that she is ready
. >>> the violence in syria continues. rebel leaders say 40 people killed in an air strike on a key hospital in the city of aleppo. this is not the first time the hospital's been hit. earlier an artillery shell mitt the maternity ward. >>> warning sirens sound in southern israel but to this point the cease-fire between the israeli government and hamas militants brokered by the united states held firm. martin fletchers live in tel aviv. good day. any blairing of sirens or quiet of late? >> reporter: good morning. it's been very quiet. there were two sirens, alarm that went off earlier this morning, turned out they were believed to be false alarms. so far, so good. the cease-fire went into effect at 9:00 local time last night, which is about 17 hours ago, and it's pretty quiet. of course a cause for celebration for the palestinians who are celebrating in great style last night when the cease-fire announced shooting guns into the air, going into the streets, thousands declaring victory over israel. a different scene here in israel. there was empty streets, quiet, a sense here there's nothing mu
forum on syria. we're going to monitor that event. but joining me now is former white house press secretary joe lockhart to talk more about this. it's been a wild hour, definitely, to see the three senators come to the microphone and make news about the fact that they believe there is more trouble to come. they've got more questions than they do answers. a lot of fire being thrown out when a lot of people speculated, joe, maybe this would help tamper down all the criticism to susan rice. how do you think the reaction has been? do you find this to be typical? >> yeah, you know, the washington post described it as bizarre. i'll call it a very strange and weird strategy. there are legitimate questions to ask about this. any time american lives are lost, particularly those, ambassado ambassadors, those who put their lives at risk. but this is really strange. you know, senator mccain, senator graham -- the most important thing is that susan rice, the white house has said that the information she had at the time was not accurate. and to make this now about susan rice and not about what
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